Landscapes for Life
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are some of the UK’s most cherished and outstanding landscapes.
Our unspoilt river and breath-taking scenery, rich in Welsh and English history, is popular with walking holiday operators who offer a variety of walking holidays featuring both the Wye Valley Walk and Offa’s Dyke Path.
Prefer to let someone else take the strain, organise your accommodation and baggage transfer, plan you route and even guide you through the Wye Valley AONB on a walking holiday? Then look no further than these companies who offer fabulous walking holidays in the Wye Valley.
Great British Walks is based in the Wye Valley in Monmouth. We are proud to offer long distance walking holidays on both the Wye Valley Walk, and the Offa’s Dyke Path. We are a well-established walking holiday organiser, specialising in making your walking holiday perfect. Luggage transfers are included along our walks.
We supply all your guide books and maps required for your chosen walk, along with friendly helpful contact from our experienced staff.
Perhaps the most unspoilt river valley in Britain, the Wye flows through breathtaking scenery rich in both Welsh and English history. Rambling through the Wye Valley, the ruins of Tintern Abbey come into view – beauty in stone while the chants of long-ago monks seems to echo round these stones. We follow sections of the Wye Valley Walk, the Offa’s Dyke Path and surrounding trails meandering along the hillsides high above the majestic River Wye often emerging at superb viewing points such as Symonds Yat Rock and the Eagle’s Nest.
We walk in the stunning Wye Valley, embracing its beauty from Ross on Wye to Chepstow including the iconic Offa’s Dyke path and Wye Valley Walk long distance footpaths. Secret Hills Walking are proud to show clients the magic that is the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. Our leaders are trained to provide the holiday just for you, embracing that personal touch that may be lacking in bigger businesses.
Follow the River Wye along the Anglo-Welsh border and across to the river’s source in Mid-Wales on a walk full of contrasts, from deep limestone gorges capped with ancient woodland to the water meadows and apple orchards of Herefordshire. Some steep, rocky sections may provide a mild challenge, but the walk keeps primarily to easy pathways through gently undulating countryside. An intensely green and enjoyable venture.
Contours Walking Holidays organise everything from luggage transfers and accommodation to a comprehensive holiday pack complete with maps and guidebooks, ensuring you have all you need to discover the Wye Valley at your own pace.
The Wye River criss-crosses the Welsh and English borders as it winds its way through scenic and tranquil countryside. The author George Borrow once described it as “the most lovely river, probably, the world can boast of”. As a border river it has an intriguing history with Iron Age Hillforts and a string of castles defending its boundaries. Today, it’s a place where grapes ripen, salmon leap, markets bustle and culture thrives, especially in Hay on Wye, a famous literary town.
Drover Holidays is an independent walking and cycling tour operator based in beautiful Hay on Wye. The company offers short breaks and longer tours, on foot or by bike, which include accommodation, luggage transfer, customised maps and friendly back-up. Self-guided, escorted and dog-friendly options are available and the team is very happy to tailor itineraries to suit your requirements.